I left New Orleans in 2008 and am now returning with a few friends to show them what New Orleans is all about. As a relatively serious foodie, I would like to take them to some old favourites and some new haunts. I have done some research, but what new restaurants (post-'08) must I try this time around? I have already gone to Patois (wow!) and have reservations for Le Fouret (based on this board).
Also, any restaurants that have (unfortunately) gone downhill? I was thinking in terms of Herbsaints, Vincent's, Cochon, Crabby Jack's? As poor students / non-profit types, can't afford to blow money on (relatively) mediocre food.
Thanks for everyone's help in advance and happy eating!
428 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70121
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